brownie cookies with ice cream

who can resist a blog post with a title like that??!

flying hearts

but really, i can't take the credit. even though i have never met deb of smitten kitchen, she has single handedly absolutely positively brought back one of my best childhood memories. no kidding.

and i can't even remember the details! but i do remember loving carvel's flying saucers. actually, weren't their commercials so cute with fudgie the whale and cookie puss? and that green shamrock guy? they'd float around and mr. carvel would narrate with that funny voice. ahhh ... but i digress.

those flying saucers. they came in packs of 6 in that long plastic box. i remember looking into the cooler, past all the fancy new things with nuts or sprinkles. all i wanted was the plain jane flying saucer.


and now i think i have them. these brownie roll-out cookies are certainly good enough on their own. but try it with some ice cream. i promise you'll be swooning.

i halved the recipe, but accidentally mis-calculated the amount of cocoa powder and ended up putting in nearly the full amount. i used dutch process so i wasn't too worried, and all was well, they just came out dark and chocolatey. not too bad a result for a so-called "mistake" :)



brownie roll-out cookies
from smitten kitchen (click here)

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 stick salted, 1 stick unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup dutch process cocoa

1. preheat oven to 350F. whisk flour, salt, and baking powder in bowl and set aside. mix butter, sugar eggs, vanilla, and cocoa in mixer. gradually add flour mixture, and mix until smooth. wrap in plastic and chill for at least one hour.

2. on floured work surface, roll out dough to 1/4" thick. cut into desired shapes. bake on parchment lined sheet for 8-11 minutes, until edges are firm and centers are slightly soft and puffed.

3. transfer to wire rack to cool. scoop a little vanilla ice cream on a cookie, and top with another cookie. swoon away to flying saucer heaven!



  1. I've had an eye on these ever since she posted them - yours look scrumptious!

  2. they look AMAZING!!! Great job!

  3. You know, I saw these over at Smitten, but for some reason (maybe the adorable hearts) they now really have my attention. Your brownie cookies (aka brookies perhaps?) look super fantastic!

  4. They're so cute, and not to mention probably really delicious too :)

  5. Oh I too have memories of Carvel. My favorite was a simple vanilla cone with rainbow sprinkles on it. Yummmmm.... sadly there are no Carvels were I live.

    In the mean time I might just have to make these :)

  6. oh that looks so very very good!

  7. Cookies after my heart...absolutely irresistible!!

  8. i loved the carvel father's day commercials best..."to a whale of a dad" and the tie cake--ha! your flying hearts look so yummy!

  9. oooh, i made those last week too...they were so yummy.

    my ice cream was a little oozy but that just made me want to eat it faster. bonus!!! yours look FAB.

  10. That's funny you mention carvel because I have something brewing as we speak for my husband's birthday next week. All he said is he wants an ice cream cake like at Carvel's with the crunchies! I hope you like what I make too... that'll be a test, visual at least.

    These look amazing... what's better than ice cream with cookies right?

  11. Anonymous30/5/08 12:47

    you are a dangerous woman.

  12. What a great blog! I am so glad I found you! The photo and ideas are amazing!